Accreditation

The collecting of your bib number takes place as a part of Marathon Hamburg Expo.
In your official entry confirmation we will inform you about the opening hours.

By presenting your entry confirmation and a valid photo ID (passport) you will receive:

-4 Kit Bags
-4 Bibs (with start number), 4 bibs “Staffel” (to be worn on your back) and safety pins
-Rental ChampionChip
-Velcro strip for fixation of the ChampionChip
-4 Programme booklets with necessary athletes’ info

Relay runners who have preordered additional services will find the respective perforated vouchers on their bib. These can then be used at the designated stations. The bibs and kit bags for the whole relay team must be picked up in person by the team leader or one of the relay team members. In case the team leader as well as all team members is unable to pick up your accreditation personally, you may authorize someone else to pick up the necessary documents for you. Please make sure that the authorized person not only brings your entry confirmation but also a copy of your valid photo ID. The process will be described in your registration confirmation in detail.

Arrival Start/Finish area

As it will not be possible to park vehicles in the vicinity of the start and finish area, we would like to request you to use public transportation.

Further information will follow.

Bibs/Start numbers

The bib ist non-transferrable. It is to be worn clearly visible on your chest and mustnt’t be changed or altered in any way. Specifially the writing as well as the barcode area are not to be altered. Any changes my lead to disqualification!

There is an “emergency-pass” on the back of your bib. Please make to sure to provide the required personal details as well as a local address (hotel, telephone number). Please use a biro.

Relay Teams will additionally be given bibs with the word “Staffel” on them (german for Relay). These bibs are to be worn on your back.

Carbohydrates/Electrolytes/Gels/Coke

You have the chance to refuel with Carbo Mineral drinks on every aid station. Energy Gels will be available starting at km 20, as well as coke from km 25 onwards.

Certificate

While crossing the finish line, your individual certificate will be uploaded onto our homepage. Please bear in mind that these are only preliminary results. The results will get reviewed and become confirmed as official results approximately one week after the event.

Your own personal certificate is available for download as part of the online results service.

Changing Rooms and Showers

There are limited changing rooms located within the athletes area (B-area at the Hamburg Messe). Shower facilities are available within the athletes area for you to use after the run.

Classifications

The following classifications will be carried out as part of the LOTTO Hamburg Marathon Relay:

  • Relay Team Women
  • Relay Team Men
  • Relay Team Mixed (at least 1 man and 1 woman)

Data Change

All relay members can be entered, switched, or changed free of charge until 22 April 2018 via the user account.
You will be charged the amount of 10.00 euros for each subsequent change after said date.

Here you can log in into your user account

Date 2018

The 33. Haspa Marathon Hamburg will be on April, 29 2018.

Distances

The individual distances making up the relay are as follows:

16,3 km Jungfernstieg
11,2 km City Nord – Überseering
5,4 km Maienweg / Hindenburgstraße
9,4 km Finish

The handover points are all located close to stations of public transport, so that relay runners 1-3 all have the opportunity to make it to the collection point (“Am Sievekingsplatz”) ca. 400m before the finish in time to enter the finish as a complete relay team.

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Entry Fees

Prices for Relay Entry

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All prices are including VAT. For participants with foreign residency, the entry fee listed above is increased by a service charge of 2.50 €.

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Finish

The finish is located on “Karolinenstraße” (corner of Flora-Neumann-Straße) and is open until 3:50 pm. Respectively the race is to be completed in 6 hours and 20 minutes (brutto). Participants, reaching the finish at a later point in time, can unfortunately not be taken into account for the official classification or results.

 

In order to experience the marathon as well as the red carpet along the home stretch as a relay team, we are giving you the opportunity to enter the finish all together.

 

It is for that reason, that we have installed a “collection box” approximately 400m before the finish, where you can get back onto the course. Please remember that other athletes should not be hindered by your finish. It is, therefore, imperative that you remain on the left hand side of the home stretch in order to be considerate of all other participants. The left gate at the finish is exclusively for relay teams.

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Finisher Buffet

Every finisher has the opportunity to fully recharge at the plentiful buffet (located within the athletes area) provided by our nutritional partner REWE. There will be fruit (banana, apple, grapes and water melon) as well as sweet (pick-up chocolate bar, musli bar, chinois) and savoury treats (mini pretzels, broth). In addition, there will also be a carbo mineral drink. You will also receive your non-alcoholic Krombacher beer here. Please make sure to only use the finishers’ buffet for your personal requirements, so that participants reaching the finish at a later point still have sufficient options to choose from as well.

Finisher Medal - Medal Engraving

You will receive 4 medals after the finish upon handing in your rental ChampionChip.

The medal engraving can be booked as part of your registration for a discounted price of €34.00, in which case you will then be able to find the respective voucher attached to your bib.

If you did not pre-order this service but would like to avail of it, you can do so for €40.00 (4 medals).

General Terms and Conditions

Here you can find the General Terms and Conditions for the Hamburg Marathon Relay.

Hamburg Marathon Relay

Handover points

Due to road closures the organiser is unable to organise a structured transport to and from the handover points for any relay runners. The handover points have therefore been selected with close proximity to train station. We recommend that all relay runners use public transport and organise their own travel to and from the handover points.

Please plan ahead and remember to leave enough time to make your way to the handover points respectively!

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Hotel and Accommodation

Hamburg Tourism

Find your perfect accommodation with our hotel partner Hamburg Tourism – and make sure you get the best hotel deals for your marathon weekend in the city.

Radisson Blu

The athlete accommodation will be at Radisson Blu Hotel – in close proximity to the starting line and perfect marathon service.

www.radissonblu.de/hotel-hamburg

Invitation

Here you can find the Invitation for the Hamburg Marathon Relay.

Hamburg Marathon Relay

Kit Bag Drop-Off and Collection

Due to road closures the organiser is unable to guarantee a reliable transport of your Kit Bags to and from the handover points. The handover points are however all easily accessible with public transport.

We recommend that all relay teams use the following system with regards to their kit bags for the reason stated above:

Runner 1 drops off his LOTTO kit bag containing his own pre-race clothes as well as the post-run clothes of Runner 4 within the Athletes Area. The post-run clothes that he would like to change into are given to Runner 2 (who takes them to handover point 1). When handing over the relay baton (Chip) inside the changing zone, the runners then also exchange the kit bag on their own.

Runner 2 carries his LOTTO kit bag with the post-run clothes of Runner 1 and his own pre-race clothes to handover point 1. Runner 2’s post-run clothes are brought to handover point 2 by runner 3. When handing over the relay baton (Chip) these two runners are also in charge of exchanging their clothes respectively.

Runner 3 carries his LOTTO kit bag containing the post-run clothes of Runner 2 as well as his own pre-race clothes to handover point 2. His post-race clothes have been taken to handover point 3 by runner 4. When exchanging the relay baton (Chip) the runners also echange the kit bag.

Runner 4 carries his LOTTO kit bag containing the post-race clothes for runner 3 as well as his own pre-race clothes to handover point 3. His post-race clothes will be given back to him after the finish in the Athletes Area by runner 1.

Maps

Soon you will find all the maps here

Marathon Hamburg Expo

Take the chance to visit the Haspa Marathon Hamburg sports exhibition “Marathon Hamburg Expo 2018″ which will take place on 27 – 28 April 2018 on the Hamburg exhibition grounds. Numerous companies and brands will present their new innovations, technologies and products in the running sector as well as in the fields of lifestyle and health. Bring your family and friends and discover what is new in the running scene. Admission is free!

Massage Service

A massage service will be available to you along the course at km 30, km 32.5, km 35, km 37.5 and at the finish.

Medical Service

The medical supply centre, which has a surgical primary care is located at the Athletes Area. The massage center is also at the Athletes Area (B-Area at the Hamburg Messe).

Meeting Points

You can meet up with your relatives and friends who are not permitted to enter the finish area or the Athletes Area. However, you have the chance to meet up with freinds and family at the St. Petersburger Straße under the designated sign.

Merchandising

This year we will offer Finisher-Shirt for all participants.

The price for one Finisher-Shirt is 26.00 Euro. If you buy 4 Shirts you only have to pay 90 EUR in total (instead of 104.00 EUR).

Have a look at the collection from previous years in our Online-Shop.

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Our Service for you

Your relay entry fee will get you the following services:

-4 Bibs (with start number) and 4 back bibs (“Staffel”) as well as safety pins
– Rental ChampionChip
-4 Kit Bags with high quality products from our sponsors
– 4 Programme booklets with athletes info and course map
-4 Fold-out course maps
– Professional participants’ assistance
– Sports expo “Marathon Hamburg Expo 2018″ (free entry)
-Kit Bag Storage
– Pacemakers for 3:00, 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00 hours
-Entertainment along the course and at the start/finish
-Refreshment and Aid stations along the course (at km 7.5, 12.5, etc and every 5km) and at the finish
-Massage service along the course at km 30, km 32.5, km 35, km 37.5 and at the finish
-Toilettes in the start-/finish area, along the course (every km) as well as at the handover points and in the Athletes Area
-4 Finisher medals
– Showers and Changing Rooms in the Athletes Area
-Closed off and secured race course
-Timing (transponder system) with split times at all handover points and at the finish
– Online results (available 30 minutes after running-in)
-Certificate and results available for download
– Medical emergency service
-Organisation of the Hamburg Marathon Relay

Pasta Party

We are pleased to offer a pasta party again this year. You have the option to prebook your pasta during registration for € 6,40. By presenting the pre-order coupons attached to your bib number, you will receive a portion of pasta with a choice of 2 sauces as well as an non-alcoholic beverage from KROMBACHER.

Photo Service Marathon-Photos.com

Before the finish refreshment station, a photo service from Marathon-Photos.com can be found, where every participant can have a picture taken, and purchase it during the day. Of course there are many picture points at the distance also.

Public Transport

Due to numerous road closures we strongly recommend using public transport (U/S-Bahn) to travel to or from the course as well as the event area or the exhibition. For further information regarding travelling information from the Hamburg Public Transport system “Hamburger Verkehrs-Verbund” click here.

For any further queries or questions feel free to contact the HVV Service at +49 40-19449.

Race withdrawal and missing persons

In case you have to withdraw from the race, you can take an ambulance at the end of the runner field, or take the subway train to get back to the finish (U3/S21, S31 Sternschanze, U2 Messehallen, U1 Stephansplatz oder S21, 31 Dammtor).

In case of medical emergencies, you can get information about a participant who got treatment from an ambulance on the course from the DRK.

Refreshments

You will find refreshment stations every 5 km located on the right hand side of the course. Refreshments will be placed in the following order: personal nutrition – tubs with water – Hamburg well water (in cups) – bananas (starting at Km 10) – Energy Gels (starting at Km 20) – Coke (starting at Km 25) – Carbo Mineral Drink.

Starting at Km 7,5 there will be additional water stations every 5 km. There will also be tubs of water for you to dunk in a sponge for refreshment purposes as well as well water in cups.

There will also be drinks for the relay runners at all handover points.

Please only make use of the finisher buffet for your own personal requirements, so that participants arriving at the finish at a later point in time still have sufficient options to choose from.

Registration Confirmation

Upon successful registration you will receive your registration confirmation. You will then receive offical confirmation of entry with your personal start number until the middle of April 2018. If that is not the case, please contact us using the official contact form.

Relay Baton

Each relay team is given a real-time ChampionChip for timing purposes. The chip also functions as the relay “baton” and has to be passed on from one runner to the next. Please attach the ChampionChip to your ankle with the provided strip. There will be contact mats at each handover zone which you have to cross before handing over the baton.

Restrooms

Portable toilets will be available at the starting area, the Athletes Area as well as at every km along the way. We strongly ask you to use only these facilities, even if you have to wait for a longer time. Please spread out when lining up for the toilets to shorten wait times.

In addition, there will be portable toilets at all handover points also.

CAUTION: Unfortunately, the past has shown that numerous participants repeatedly do not adhere to this rule. Due to the requirements of the police and the numerous complaints of the residents, we want to advise you that public urinating is a regulatory offense. Anyone who does not comply with this rule can expect a police complaint!

Start block allocation

The placement will be on the basis of your entered finish time in designated start groups. The starting block for relay teams will be based upon your 10km time. The starting blocks will be marked with the names of our partners, as well as letters. The print on your start number shows you your start group. All runners who did not enter a finish time will be in the very back.
All starting blocks will be at Karolinenstraße. Please schedule enough time for the start placement and please be in your start group no later than 08:35 AM.
Please do not push at the start area and leave enough space for you and the others to avoid any falls. Follow the directions of the staff to ensure a smooth start.

Start time

Start times:

Runners / Relay / Women Teams: 9:30 am

 

The starting line up will start at 8:00 am.

Timing Chip

Each relay team will receive a rental ChampionChip for timing purposes. This chip also functions as the relay baton that has to handed over from one runner to the next. Please use the velcro provided to fasten the chip around your ankle. There are timing mats located at the start of each handover zone that have to be crossed in order for the time to register.

Relay teams receive their 4 finisher medals at the finish upon giving back the rental chip. The chip-return/medal handout is located at the exit from the athletes area. Please hold onto your receipt for longer than just the event weekend – ideally until the end of the year. Should you forget to return the chip, you can also send it via post to the organiser within two days after the evend. Rental chips that are not returned in due time will result in a charge of € 25,00.